Credit Valley Explorer

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by 60103, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    On the way up to my birthday lunch last week, I managed to get a stop at Orangeville to see the yards there. I took a few snaps of the tourist train as they were working on it.
    The 3 cars have different paint schemes. And the RDC is being stored, so far.

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    The two coaches are originally CN/VIA via BCOL. This one was CN 5506.
    The silver car is the diner; started as CN 5491 and became a cafe-coach and then work service.
    Th RDC is ex-VIA 6006. Started as a B&M RDC9 (non-driving power car). Not scheduled to be worked on as yet.

    Orangeville is building a new station to replace the one that burned down last year. I talked to a couiple of railway employees and they said that the town is building a much better station than they expected -- just look at that witch's hat!
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    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    All of this looks and sounds great. Hopefully I'll be able to ride on the Explorer in 2007. Rob
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    I'd like to ride it too... I used to cross that Orangeville Yard using Townline Road to go to and from school every day. Wished I had paid more attention then... :(

    If I could build my very own layout building, and cost was no object, I'd build something like that I think ;) :)

    Andrew
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    spitfire Active Member

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    Man, I love those witch's hat stations. Does anyone remember the kit that John Rendall used to make?

    Val
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    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Yes, they are pretty neat. Have you seen the one in Uxbridge where the York Durham Heritage Railway operates from? I believe it was built just a few years ago but is a replica of one from the early 1900s. Rob
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    interurban Active Member

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    That station is the real thing Robert.
    Abstract from there web site reads.

    At the northern terminus of Uxbridge one can look through the newly restored Uxbridge Station, a unique "witch's hat design"originally built in 1904 for the Toronto-Nipissing Railway. The station is located on Railway St., roughly north of the feed mill in the central part of town.
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    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    Thanks for correcting that, Chris! Somehow I'd forgotten that it was a restored station and not a replica. I've been there many times but some how got mixed up -- happens a lot these days! Rob
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    No Problem Robert.
    I forget more than I remember these days. It is a wonderful station.